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NILS STÆRK · MELLEMRUMMET


– The space between the artist’s studio and the gallery⁠

Launching March 12, 2021⁠

We are excited to bring you closer to our artists through a new virtual project space sharing new works and projects from around the world. As the title MELLEMRUMMET designates, a Danish word for ‘the space in between’, the virtual platform marks the halfway between the artist studio and the physical gallery exhibition allowing us to present an insight to the artists’ domains and work processes.⁠

MELLEMRUMMET 1.0 first started in 2009 as a physical exhibition space within the former gallery at Ny Carlsberg Vej in Copenhagen. In 2021, reflecting a most acute reality, we wish to bring forward the renowned and influential platform by launching MELLEMRUMMET 2.0, a virtual reenactment of the former exhibition space.⁠

With the aim to provide an exhibition format that allows the artistic processes and field of activities to unfold, NILS STÆRK – MELLEMRUMMET presents four annual projects. Visitors can explore and collect works from curated exhibitions of gallery artists and special collaborations. Adding another dimension to the art experience, each exhibition will be conveyed entirely from the artist’s perspective, in their own words and through film-based insights from the artist’s studio.⁠

Testing new grounds, MELLEMRUMMET will appear both as a virtual exhibition platform followed by a physical pop-up exhibition from where the artwork(s) on view can be accessed physically. Pop-up exhibitions will be announced continuously. Each of them will take place at an external location in Denmark or abroad on the opening day or as an event halfway during the exhibition period. ⁠

GROUP SHOWS 

Tove Storch is part of the exhibition 'In A Slow Manner' at Maison Du Danemark. ⁠

Tove Storch is part of the exhibition 'In A Slow Manner' curated by Henriette Noermark at Maison Du Danemark. ⁠

The exhibition is currently open on the new digital platform 'Le Bicolore' by Maison Du Danemark supported by The New Carlsberg Foundation. ⁠⁠
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Please click here to visit Le Bicolore ⁠⁠
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'In this day and age, perhaps more than ever, we long for physical, tactile experiences, and a slower pace. Time to reflect; to let the mind wander abstractly toward inspiration, returning to the fundamental elements that matter. For In A Slow Manner, ten artists - spanning a vast range of generations, intentions and iterations - have been invited to exhibit sculpture in two and three dimensions, wall tapestries and light objects, thus showcasing various approaches to textile art today.' - Henriette Noermark⁠
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Photo credit: Kleinfenn⁠

 

Photo credit: Kleinfenn⁠

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Studio visit with Tove Storch

 

Video by I DO ART Agency & Le Bicolore

 

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘In a Slow Manner’ curated by Henriette Noermark at Maison Du Danemark, Paris, FR, ⁠I DO ART Agency visited Tove Storch in her studio in Copenhagen.⁠⁠
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The exhibition is currently open on the new digital platform 'Le Bicolore' by Maison Du Danemark supported by The New Carlsberg Foundation. ⁠⁠
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Please click here to visit 'Le Bicolore'
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Language: Danish⁠⁠
Subtitles: French⁠⁠
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5 works by Tove Storch all titled 'Untitled' (2007-2008) are now part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Denmark


We are proud to announce that 5 works by Tove Storch all titled 'Untitled' (2007-2008) are now part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Denmark.

The work was purchased with funds provided by the New Carlsberg Foundation 2020. ⁠⁠

For more information please click here

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"The works were made by folding a piece of paper, photographing it, printing the picture and trying to fold the new piece of paper in the same way again so that the shadows are repeated. I made these early paper works at a time when I was interested in how spatiality could be indicated on a plane. I spent a lot of time looking at 3D visualisations of various shapes and was fascinated by the shadow gradients. I became curious to see whether a form could be made ultra-voluminous by applying shadows to it in the same way that light falls on it naturally, making it twice as clear, twice as real." - Tove Storch

 

Tove Storch, Untitled, 2007, Framed lazer print on on folded paper, Paper Dimensions: 41 x 27.3 cm (16.14 x 10.75 in)

 

Tove Storch, Untitled, 2007, Framed lazer print on on folded paper, Paper Dimensions: 27.5 x 19.5 cm (10.83 x 7.68 in)

 

Tove Storch, Untitled, 2007, Framed lazer print on on folded paper, Paper Dimensions: 27 x 19.5 cm (10.63 x 7.68 in)

 

Tove Storch, Untitled, 2007, Framed lazer print on on folded paper, Paper Dimensions: 27.5 x 19.7 cm (10.83 x 7.76 in)

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Michael Kvium in conversation with Mikkel Hansen & FALLUCKA

In Michael Kvium's studio, FALLUCKA is invited inside together with the world's best handball player Mikkel Hansen for a conversation on their passions for art, the ability to refine their skills, about doubts, about daring to fail, about personal development, about past, present and future. ⁠⁠
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The conversation is out now on Cultural Bandwidth. ⁠⁠

Language: Danish ⁠⁠



Click here to listen to the first episode of the conversation

 Click here to listen to the second episode of the conversation

 

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Torbjørn Rødland in conversation with Philip-Lorca diCorcia


On the opening of his new photography and video exhibition, 'Bible Eye', Torbjørn Rødland invites American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia to join him in a virtual conversation, moderated by The Contemporary Austin's Chief Curator Heather Pesanti February 2, 2021 (5 pm PST / 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 2 am CEST)⁠⁠
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Co-presented by the Photography + Media Area in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.⁠⁠

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The exhibition is curated by Heather Pesanti, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Contemporary Austin, with text also by Pesanti.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⁠
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Torbjørn Rødland 'Bible Eye' is funded in part by Jarl and Pamela Mohn.⁠⠀⁠⠀⁠⁠

SOLO SHOWS 

Torbjørn Rødland 'Bible Eye' will open on January 23, 2021 at The Contemporary Austin

The exhibition will run until August 15, 2021

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"Torbjørn Rødland (born 1970 in Stavanger, Norway) works with analog technology and readymade spaces to create photographs that render the everyday uncanny. His images blend the cool, seductive aestheticism of commercial and fashion photography with the layered complexity of a conceptual practice, resulting in ambivalent perspectives that both attract and repulse. This contradictory stance is intentional, the artist’s careful positioning of his work within a fugitive field. From the media-savvy reality critique of 1980s Pictures Generation–era artists, à la Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince, to the seemingly captured moments of Nan Goldin and Larry Clark or the rigorous conceptualism of Christopher Williams and John Baldessari, practitioners working in photography in recent decades have sought to upend notions of authorship and originality in representational imagery while grappling with the concerns of conceptualism within a medium that is inherently grounded in reality. Concurrently, the advent of digital photography has both expedited and removed uncertainty from the process, rendering the analog formats Rødland uses a specialization.

Combining elements from both fleeting and constructed space to summon “a more layered move into the erotic, the psychological, [and] the spiritual,” Rødland strives for a new, hybrid, and unfamiliar (analog) art form, which he calls “transpluralistic photography.” His images channel the mythmaking quality of both contemporary media and art historical paintings, inspired by the ways in which pictures can evoke multiple meanings and complex if ambiguous narratives. Images like Baby, 2007, a portrait of a nude baby sitting upright with one arm positioned across the chest, looking intently into the camera, or Five Tears, 2014, a black-and-white image showing the downturned face of a woman with a stylized blond bowl haircut and viscous tears suspended on her cheeks, could seem to deconstruct religious iconography as much as the often objectifying gaze of commercial photography. For his presentation at The Contemporary Austin, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Texas, Rødland will display a selection of recent and older photographs alongside new photographs created in Austin"- The Contemporary Austin
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The exhibition is curated by Heather Pesanti, Chief Curator & Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Contemporary Austin, with text also by Pesanti.

Torbjørn Rødland: Bible Eye is funded in part by Jarl and Pamela Mohn.

For more information please click here
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Image:
Torbjørn Rødland, "Eggs," 2019

AWARDS 

Darío Escobar received the 2020 “Carlos Mérida” Award presented by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Guatemala

 

Congratulations to Darío Escobar who received the 2020 “Carlos Mérida” Award presented by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in the Reception Hall of the National Palace of Culture, Guatemala. ⁠ ⁠

For more information please click here